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Amazing Grace review – euphoric vision of Aretha Franklin’s gospel glory

There’s an oceanic swell of euphoria and joy in this extraordinary film, effectively a rediscovered concert movie showing the creation of Aretha Franklin’s gospel LP, Amazing Grace, recorded over two nights in 1972 in front of a live congregation and accompanied by the Southern California Community Choir. The concert was at the New Temple Missionary Baptist […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in Art & Ents,Films | Read More »

Poignant, exuberant, gripping: Alan Hollinghurst on the 2019 Desmond Elliott shortlist

I’d never judged a prize before, but felt, as I worked cautiously on my seventh novel, that judging a first-novel prize might give me a shot in the arm. The Desmond Elliott prize — £10,000 for the best first novel of the year — must be an exciting one to win. It’s also a very nice […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in Art & Ents | Read More »

Crowning glory: the Globe’s triple helping of Henrys – in pictures

The Globe theatre, London, kicks off its new season with Shakespeare’s Henry IV Parts I and II and Henry V, performed back to back on 10 and 11 May. Photographer Tristram Kenton captured the rigours of rehearsal and the backstage buzz Sarah Amankwah and Helen Schlesinger in rehearsals FacebookTwitterPinterest Cast and crew warm up for […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in Art & Ents,Theater | Read More »

Nammos Restaurant Psarou Beach

For more than ten years now, Nammos Restaurant has been one of the top beach dining establishments in Europe. It’s not a matter of luck that our cuisine has been praised by food critics from all over the world. With an exquisite Mediterranean cuisine made from the best ingredients, fresh fish and vegetables from local […]

September 1st, 2016 | Posted in News,Travel | Read More »

Levante Ferries

Levante Ferries is a new, ambitious and innovative company in the Greek passenger ferry sector comprised by a team of young people. A strong team of execs of high potential and tremendous experience and expertise on business administration and coordination and on customer service of high quality. A team which – from its leaders to […]

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in News,Travel | Read More »

Anadalis Zakynthos

A little bit different to the usual Agrassi restaurant experience! Here, you will find attention to detail, quality and superb service delivered with panache and style. Excellent food at very reasonable prices. The food is very good,fresh and well cooked. The portions are big and the prices are  low. The staff is well trained and the […]

September 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Travel | Read More »

Czech novelist Ludvik Vaculik dies, aged 88

Czech novelist and former dissident Ludvik Vaculik, who wrote the Two Thousand Words manifesto during the 1968 Prague Spring, has died, aged 88. The June 1968 manifesto demanded openness from officials in the then Czechoslovakia and called for the resignation of those who misused power. Two months later, Soviet-led forces invaded the country, ending hopes […]

June 7th, 2015 | Posted in Art & Ents,Music | Read More »

Steve Martin receives AFI tribute

A host of stars paid tribute to Steve Martin as he received the American Film Institute’s life achievement award, its highest honour, on Thursday. Steve Carell, Diane Keaton and Martin Short were among those who joined Martin at the Los Angeles ceremony. Tina Fey called him “the first rock star comedian”, while Jack Black sang […]

June 6th, 2015 | Posted in Art & Ents,Films | Read More »

Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek’s Lt Uhura, suffers stroke

Nichelle Nichols, best known for her role as Lieutenant Uhura in TV’s Star Trek, has suffered a stroke. “Last night while at her home in LA, Nichelle Nichols suffered from a mild stroke,” her agent Zach McGinnis wrote on Facebook. “She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was. Please keep her […]

June 5th, 2015 | Posted in Art & Ents,Films | Read More »

British acts account for 1 in 7 albums sold worldwide

One Direction, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay helped UK artists account for one in seven of the albums sold globally during 2014, the BPI has said. With 13.7% of worldwide sales, it’s the highest British share since the BPI began recording those figures in 2000. Sales of albums by British artists rose in Canada, Australia, Italy […]

June 4th, 2015 | Posted in Art & Ents,Music | Read More »